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frozen yogurt day

Published January 27, 2011 by ladyemelye
at sm manila, en route to visiting a friend at jose reyes hospital, we decided to try out the frozen yogurt stores there.
first stop: tutti frutti
“self service frozen yogurt cafe offering up to 50 delicious and exciting flavors and over 30 topping varieties” (from their site)
 

for that day, we decided to try the combination of taro and lychee flavored yogurt. choco chips and kiwi were the toppings that we chose.
junjun loved the lychee flavor, i liked its tartness. as for the taro yogurt, it lacked a little flavor. priced at Php 20.00 per ounce, it could be enough to satisfy your frozen yogurt craving.
next stop: california berry
“100% non-fat. low calorie frozen yogurt” (from their site)
from california berry, we decided to have original flavored yogurt plus 3 toppings. we chose rice crispies, walnuts and lychees.
the taste of the frozen yogurt was good as it was tangy. i liked the way it combined with the walnuts and the rice crispies.
pricing is as follows:
small: Php 65.00 + Php 15.00 per topping
medium: Php 85.00 + Php 30.00 for 3 toppings
large: Php 115.00 + Php 30.00 for 3 toppings
Tutti Frutti (SM Manila)
http://tfyogurt.com
California Berry (SM Manila)
http://www.californiaberry.net/

the frazzled cook

Published January 27, 2011 by ladyemelye
i’m starting to do my bloglog (blog backlog). here is the first item. 🙂
another “hidden” restaurant at shaw is the frazzled cook. it is about two blocks away from cookbook kitchen. once we got time in our hands, we decided to try it out for lunch.
the interiors of the restaurant was like a home that was converted into a dining area (think cafe juanita – but a little less eclectic). the chairs were mismatched, a lot of books and other stuff decorating the area. here is a photo of their hello kitty utensils.
for our drinks, we ordered a pitcher of iced tea (Php 250.00). don’t be fooled by the small size of the pitcher. even after downing several glasses of iced tea, we did not manage to empty it.
junjun ordered lengua with mushroom and corn, served with buttered vegetables and mashed potatoes (Php 350.00). the lengua was good as it was tender and flavorful. although junjun would have preferred gravy with it instead of the mushroom and corn sauce.
i ordered spicy gambas al ajillo with saffron rice, served with buttered vegetables (Php 300.00). the shrimps were cooked nicely and the garlic gave the kick to the dish. it really went well with the saffron rice.
for dessert, we had an order of pancake ala mode (Php 180.00) which consisted of freshly cooked pancake, syrup and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. the contrasting temperature of the pancake and the ice cream was a treat.
overall, we had a good dining experience here. if you are to go as a group, it is advisable that you call ahead for reservations. there is limited parking in front of the restaurant.
The Frazzled Cook
916 Luna Mencias St.,
Brgy. Addition Hills,
Mandaluyong City
(02) 782-5980, (02) 7253354
http://www.thefrazzledcook.com
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